Park programs, April 5
A photo shoot with Rob Ledwedge is planned at 5 p.m. April 15 at Steyer Nature Preserve.
Walk the trails in search of spring wild flowers and learn some photo tips along the way.
For more information, call (419) 435-3915.
Discover aquatic life during a Nature Discoveries program 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 13 at Decoy Marsh, 2700 CR 259, Fremont.
Bring a dip net if possible and knee-boots for some shallow-water exploring. Designed for ages 10 to adult.
The campgrounds at White Star and Wolf Creek parks open April 15. Cost for primitive sites is $15 per site per night. Sites with utilities at White Star Park cost $25 per site per night.
Campers must fill out a permit upon entering; sites are first-come, first-served with no reservations taken.
A Meet Me at the Cabin spring wildflower walk is planned for 10 a.m. April 16 at White Star Cabin, 5013 CR 65, Gibsonburg.
Learn wildflower folklore and medicinal uses during a trail walk. Register by calling (419) 334-4495.
Play “I Spy in the Night Sky” during a planetarium program at 6 p.m. April 12 at Phillips Discovery Center, Oakwoods Nature Preserve, west of Findlay. Children can hear a story and then head inside the planetarium for a game of “I Spy” to find planets and constellations.
The program is free, but registration is required by Wednesday by calling (419) 425-7275.
Experience a new series with local artist Sharon Hammer Baker beginning 10 a.m.-noon April 12.
Artists are to meet for the first session at the Discovery Center before heading out on the trails. Artists, from professional to amateur, are welcome to meet monthly to paint or draw in their chosen medium in the company of other artists.
An “Amazing Animal Extravaganza” is planned noon-3 p.m. April 13 at Lowe-Volk Nature Center, 2401 SR 598, Crestline.
Experience snakes, turtles, salamanders and other animals. Pet owners will be on hand to answer questions and to allow holding and touching when appropriate. Animals are to be on display so visitors can get “up close and personal.”
The second wildflower walk of the year is planned for 2 p.m. April 14 at Sears Woods State Nature Preserve, 1486 Mt. Zion Road, Bucyrus.
Meet naturalist Warren Uxley for a program on wildflowers. Woodland wildflowers must emerge, flower and set seed before the leaf canopy cuts off the light. Sears Woods offers an opportunity to explore woodland plants.
For more information, call (419) 683-9000.